Rachel joined the Board of the LANZBC in June 2018.
Rachel is the founder & managing director of Viva Expeditions Ltd and managing director of Chimu Adventures in New Zealand – leading specialists in Travel to Latin America & Antarctica - and winners of the TAANZ New Zealand Travel Industry Awards “Best Niche Wholesaler” in 2018.
Rachel has invested in 2 hotels in Peru, Hotel Wakupunku is Cusco, and recently opened a magnificent 4* Boutique Hotel, Casa Republica, in Barranco, Lima. Casa Republica recently won an award at the Prix Versailles Architectural awards for “Best Interior Design – Americas” and was nominated in two categories at the 2018 World Travel Awards.
Rachel loves to learn and meet others passionate about Latin America and is always looking for opportunities to create business in Latin America and to contribute to a group with similar interests.